Copland, Aaron

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Copland, Aaron Gender: M
born on 14 November 1900 at 00:15 (= 12:15 AM )
Place Brooklyn (Kings County), New York, 40n38, 73w56
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 21°24' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 22°38 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 04°25'

Aaron Copland


American musician and composer, a concert pianist and conductor. Bright, open and spacious, Copland's works captured the sweep, sinew and soul of America. Throughout his career, he helped young composers by teaching them at Tanglewood for 25-years and by persuading performers to play their works. His work include the opera "The Tender Land," 1954, Canticle of Freedom," 1955, "Dance Panels" for small orchestras, 1959 and "Duo for Flute and Piano," 1971. "Inscape," with its contrast of violent chords and haunting lyricism, was his last major score, in 1967. He was awarded an Oscar for the film score of "The Heiress," 1949. (He was a brilliant spokesperson for American music in books and lectures.)

(Born to immigrant East European Jews, he tutored under the atelier of Nadia Boulanger. Meeting her at age 20 while in Paris, he learned everything in those three years before returning home at age 23.)

Homosexual, Copland never married. In his later years, he suffered from Alzheimer's. He died of strokes and respiratory failure from pneumonia on 12/02/1990, N. Tarrytown, NY.

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  • Work : Prize 1949 (Oscar for the film score of "The Heiress")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1967 (Last published work)
  • Death by Disease 2 December 1990 at 12:00 noon in North Tarrytown, NY (Strokes, resp. problems, age 90)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Cirkels quotes Robert Jansky . PC the same as "personal," not confirmed


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Alzheimer's/ Senility (For over ten years)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia (Leading to respiratory failure)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke (Terminal)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 90)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Conductor
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Concert pianist)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar